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Report: Raptors interested in Nerlens Noel

Philadelphia 76ers big man Nerlens Noel continues to be a popular name in the trade rumor mill, and now the Toronto Raptors may be throwing their hats into the ring. According to Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday, the Raptors are among the teams that have expressed interest in Noel, who is said to be “very available.” Noel, 22, has yet to play this season after undergoing a minor...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Evans in concussion protocol after big hit

Mike Evans is fresh off of a monster game in a losing effort for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night, but he is now in concussion protocol after taking a big hit in the contest. Evans caught 11 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to the Falcons. He took a big hit from Keanu Neal in the second half and was evaluated for a concussion afterwards. The Tampa Bay...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nets may be open to trading Brook Lopez before deadline

The final stage of the Brooklyn Nets’ complete teardown under new general manager Sean Marks may be upon us. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday, the Nets are listening to offers for center Brook Lopez with some rival executives convinced that the team is open to moving the former All-Star big man between now and the February trade deadline. Lopez, 28, is averaging...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Mixon drove at parking attendant after ticket

Details have emerged in the parking ticket incident that led to Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon’s suspension from Thursday’s game against Iowa State. The Sooners announced Tuesday that Mixon was suspended for Thursday’s game, and the running back later apologized for his treatment of a parking attendant. Now new details from the incident report reveal just how disrespectful...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Father of Gerald McCoy injured in confrontation with burglar at son’s home

The father of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy was injured in a confrontation with an armed burglar at his son’s home on Thursday, according to a report. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Gerald McCoy Sr. encountered a burglar in his son’s home on Thursday. Apparently there was a struggle between the two men, and the 17-year-old burglar pulled out a weapon...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger listed as questionable, had ‘good day’ in practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers are remaining tight-lipped over Ben Roethlisberger’s status. The team officially listed him as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to ProFootballTalk’s Josh Alper, and he did practice again on Friday. Coach Mike Tomlin ducked questions about Roethlisberger after practice, saying only that he had a strong day at practice...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Survey: NFL players believe marijuana would lead to less painkillers

When it comes to NFL players dealing with the pain that results from the nature of their physically demanding job, it’s really a pick your poison scenario: painkillers or marijuana. Both products can be addictive and have side effects. Painkilling injections such as Toradol have more known side effects than marijuana, yet marijuana is banned by the league. More and more states...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant feels he tried to be too sensitive to Thunder fan feelings

As Kevin Durant continues to move on from his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder, he looks back on what he did and realizes he could have done some things differently. Those things, however, are not necessarily what you might think they were. “One thing I was doing too much of was I was trying to be delicate with everyone’s feelings, especially the fan base in OKC...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan has great response to question about his energy

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan is off to a red-hot start to the 2016-17 season, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. After torching the Detroit Pistons for 21 points in the third quarter and 40 in total in an opening night victory last week, DeRozan referenced needing to find a gas station to replenish his energy levels after the exhausting affair, per Josh Lewenberg...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Ingram says he models his game after Kevin Durant

Los Angeles Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram is looking up to another No. 2 overall pick for inspiration: Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant. Ahead of the Lakers’ first regular season matchup of the year against the Warriors on Friday, Ingram, who idolized Durant growing up, said that he tries to pattern his game after the former MVP. “I try to compare my game and...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan goofed and left Game 7 of World Series during rain delay

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan, who also happens to be a life-long Chicago Cubs fan, found himself in the “perfect situation” on Wednesday night with a void in his schedule. Seizing the opportunity, Ryan loaded up a bus with 12 of his friends and departed for Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio to witness what was arguably the greatest World Series game in Major League Baseball...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

James Harden says ‘no beef’ with Dwight Howard after rocky Houston tenure

James Harden and Dwight Howard dealt with constant rumors about how well they got along during their time together in Houston, but Harden insists there is no problem. Harden’s Rockets will face off with Howard’s new team, the Atlanta Hawks, on Saturday, and Harden maintains that there is no ill will between the two, saying that they’re “cool.” “It didn’t bother me...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Browns turn back to Cody Kessler at quarterback

The Cleveland Browns are again looking to the future. With something resembling a healthy stable of quarterbacks again, the Browns announced Friday that they will start rookie Cody Kessler ahead of Josh McCown on Sunday. QB Cody Kessler will start at QB.#DALvsCLE — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 4, 2016 The Browns are still looking for their first win. They’d obviously...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Green feels he gets unfair technicals for showing emotion

Draymond Green picked up another technical foul on Thursday night, and he doesn’t understand why he’s earning them. Green told The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears that he believes he received the technical for screaming after a Kevin Durant block, and feels that he received a technical for similar reasons in an Oct. 25 game against San Antonio. “I got two techs this year for...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace is tired of PC culture, welcomes racist jokes

Metta World Peace is no stranger to controversial statements, recently finding himself at the center of attention after claiming a ghost had touched him inappropriately while he was staying at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma. Early on Friday morning, the Los Angeles Lakers forward was at it again, this time lashing out against social justice warriors and PC culture. I love Racist...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Celtics' Jaylen Brown praises LeBron James as a role model

NBA rookies look up to LeBron James, and Jaylen Brown is no exception. The Celtics rookie faced off against James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the first time in his young career Thursday, and after the game, Brown reflected on what James means to him both on and off the court. A great quote from a great kid in Jaylen Brown. Truly believe @KingJames would appreciate these comments...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

‘Overjoyed’ Steve Bartman not attending Cubs victory parade

As we speak, thousands upon thousands of Chicago Cubs fans are lining the streets in preparation for the team’s long-awaited World Series victory parade, officially putting to end a drought that lasted 108 years. Steve Bartman will not be among them, however. Bartman, who infamously reached over the wall and interfered with a foul ball during the National League Championship Series...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Reporter tries to calm down enthusiastic Cubs fan at parade

It’s no surprise that there are some very enthusiastic fans at Friday’s Chicago Cubs victory parade. One fan in particular was interviewed by WGN, and simply couldn’t hold back his enthusiasm. Bro, smoke a J. Calm down. pic.twitter.com/dMJGJSeENZ — Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) November 4, 2016 His slightly embarrassed nod after being reminded of the microphone...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook photographer outfit becomes a meme

Russell Westbrook’s latest fashion statement has once again caused a stir. Westbrook turned up for Thursday night’s game at Golden State wearing an official photographer’s vest, much to the confusion of pretty much everyone. Russell Westbrook has arrived. (Of note: One of Kevin Durant's hobbies is photography): pic.twitter.com/Tvus1gnxx4 — Royce Young (@royceyoung) November...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

This is what Chicago sounded like after Cubs won World Series

Shortly after the Chicago Cubs ended a 108-year drought and defeated the Cleveland Indians to win the 2016 World Series, thousands upon thousands of fans flooded the streets to celebrate. We’ve seen many of the reactions from the ground — both good and bad — as well as details of the destruction. But for the first time, we’re now seeing what Chicago looked like and what...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant has great response to Enes Kanter trash talk

Enes Kanter and Kevin Durant had words during Thursday night’s meeting between Oklahoma City and Golden State, and Durant was very much not impressed. In fact, Durant had a pretty strong response after the game when asked about what his former teammate had been doing. "(Enes Kanter) was talking to me. How many minutes did he play? Three," Kevin Durant said. — Marc J. Spears...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Teammate says Josh Rosen set to undergo shoulder surgery

Josh Rosen will be undergoing surgery in the near future, according to a teammate. According to the LA Times’ Ben Bolch, UCLA quarterback Mike Fafaul said after Thursday’s loss at Colorado that Rosen will have shoulder surgery next week. Josh Rosen will have shoulder surgery next week, Mike Fafaul said. — Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) November 4, 2016 Rosen is UCLA's first...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Durant does not shake hands with Thunder after game

Kevin Durant already made it known before Thursday’s game against his former team that he wouldn’t be shaking hands prior to the contest, but he also made no effort to exchange pleasantries afterwards, either. Durant’s new squad blew out his old squad 122-96 at Oracle Arena, as the Warriors used a 36-11 second quarter to pull away from the Thunder. Durant led all players with...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter gets into it with Kevin Durant (Video)

Thursday night’s highly anticipated Thunder-Warriors game quickly turned into a blowout for the Dubs, but there was still some fun in seeing the interactions between Kevin Durant and his former mates. One such interaction came in the second quarter when Thunder big man Enes Kanter, while sitting on the bench, got into it with KD: The game was actually close in the first quarter...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook appears to take shot at Kevin Durant with outfit

Kevin Durant may want to play nice with Russell Westbrook, but it doesn’t appear as if Westbrook is ready to be Mr. Friendly. Westbrook showed up to Thursday’s game between his Thunder and KD’s Warriors wearing a very particular but unusual outfit. His clothes resembled that of an on-duty photographer getting ready to shoot the game: Now why would we consider that a shot...
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November 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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